Friday, January 25, 2008

Take Your Claims Seriously

As simple as a slip and fall may sound, it should be taken seriously. I agree with an article I read on premise liability, entitled, "Slip Trip and Fall, No Laughing Matter", which says that serious and debilitating injuries can be incurred in a slip or trip and fall accident. It is one of the leading reasons for filing a premise liability claim.
Severe injuries from this accident include:
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Severe cuts and bruises
  • Face and body disfigured
Slip, trip and fall can occur in a variety of circumstances, such as, while shopping in a mall, touring the zoo, dining in a restaurant, playing in a park or playground, walking in any business establishment, while in a neighbor`s backyard, and even within the four corners of ones’ home.
The main reason why these accidents take place is due to property owner’s negligibility in keeping his or her premises safe. Poor maintenance and deliberate inaction accounts for several slip and fall cases. Proprietors should extend their courtesy in ensuring the safety of the people visiting or passing by within their property. If they fail to follow their standard of care, an injured victim shall have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit. The importance of filing charges is having the opportunity in obtaining just compensation for the damages one has suffered. The payment include general and special damages, and in some instances, even punitive damages.
Slip and fall torts fall under premise liability. It follows legal consequences that should not be taken for granted. An injured party must take legal action in order for them to gain what they have lost. Their losses may include past and future medical expenses for surgery, medication, therapy and others. A victim may also attain mental and emotional injuries for the pain and suffering that they have sustained. This is why a slip and fall is no laughing matter.